BY Intern Julie in Feminizzle on Mar 15, 2011 |
A mailer went out to Tampa, Florida residents stating that mayoral candidate, Rose Ferlita, is unfit for office. Why? Well, for starters, she’s single.The mailer makes claims on her personal reasons for remaining unmarried, stating that it’s because she’s made her political ambitions (note that they don’t say career) a priority. Her single status also prompts the mailer to state she has “suspect family values” which could ... Read More
BY Mary S in Feminizzle on Mar 15, 2011 |
It's just one of those days that a girl goes throughWhen I'm angry inside,Don't wanna take it out on you.Just one of them things.
Don't take it personal.*
It wasn't until recently that women I knew complained about PMS. Aside from the odd mention, I never noticed friends or "colleagues" crediting pre-menstrual syndrome for their feelings or actions. To be honest, I was surprised so many women indicated their upcoming periods were the reason they were acting that ... Read More
In case you were wondering as I was, an oratorio is pretty similar to an opera in its use of a choir, soloists, and character ensembles, but unlike an opera, there's no scenery, costumes, or action. An oratorio is basically made up of large scale musical compositions that explain the story or subject, usually taking on religious or sacred subject matter.
THIS oratorio, "From the Fire," composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and ... Read More
BY Intern Julie in Feminizzle on Mar 14, 2011 |
Yay! The White House made a report on the status of women! Oh no, as far as women in America go, we're still paid less than men and doing most of the housework. Wait, is that really all the report focused on? Not only have women's strides been small, but apparently our fight for equal rights hasn't expanded in scope since the 70's either. Erin Grant explains it all in a new Modern Lady videocast.
Don't worry Erin. According to the most trusted news source of all ... Read More
BY Intern Julie in Feminizzle on Mar 14, 2011 |
In an effort to save Planned Parenthood, a diverse group of students made this video letting America know that they have sex and need organizations like Planned Parenthood around in order for them to make safe and informed choices while doing so. Check it out.
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After the House voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood this February, the people at Planned Parenthood have been mobilizing to fight ... Read More
BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Mar 11, 2011 |
It's not exactly the kind of summer camp where you roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories, but instead you can stomp around New York City with other feminists (like yourself) and get involved with all things feminist!
Registration is now open for Feminist Summer Camp, which might be similar to Camp Anawanna (without your panties on a flagpole) and is a great opportunity to learn different strategies and approaches to feminist organizing within ... Read More
BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Mar 10, 2011 |
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been reading a lot about breasts lately. Not only does public breastfeeding cause an uproar, but resources to help these women are being thrown under the bus too! And seemingly, West 70th, between Broadway and Columbus, the Upper Breast Side, can be considered a mecca for breastfeeding mothers. Owner, Felina Rakowski-Gallagher opened in hopes of providing a space for women that would make breastfeeding easier ... Read More
BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Mar 09, 2011 |
We’ve been honked, whistled, and leered at. We can attempt to escape the heat by wearing tank tops and shorts, but we can hardly escape the harassment that we face every day on the streets. It is often dismissed as an inevitable annoyance, or maybe even seen as a compliment, but street harassment is one the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one that is least legislated against.
March 20th, the first day of spring, is International Anti-Street ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Mar 09, 2011 |
A news story has been making the rounds about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped by a group of males in a small town in Texas. Eighteen young men and boys have been arrested in connection with the case, which would seem like justice is starting to be served, but The New York Times has begun to go ahead and undermine it! An article by James C. McKinley Jr., posted yesterday on the NYT's website, includes such choice quotes like "These boys have to live with this ... Read More
BY Carmen Rios in Feminizzle on Mar 08, 2011 |
Hello, it is the 100th International Women's Day today! To help you get ready, I made a handy checklist on Autostraddle.com for you, but I also decided to highlight some of the stuff here. GET CELEBRATING ALREADY!+ Find out if there’s an official IWD event in or near your city online. The theme this year is “Access to Education, Training, Science, and Technology.”
+ Stand with Planned Parenthood
+ Fight back against street harassment ... Read More